Huw Collingbourne is the Bitwise Courses principal instructor.

Huw Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Java, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press and editor of Bitwise Magazine online (http://www.bitwisemag.com/).

Huw is Director of Technology with SapphireSteel Software (http://www.sapphiresteel.com/), developers of theSapphire Ruby IDE for Visual Studio and the Amethyst IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform.

At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK (http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.